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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Something is wrong! Update 7 Monday
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:41 pm 
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Sending tons of hugs and prayers to Walker and family.
I totally agree with Juanita . . . :evil

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Something is wrong! Update 7 Monday
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Kaci,

I am going to think positively! Even one little twitch is better than no response. :hp It will take time as the old saying goes "Time Heals All Wounds". :hp

You are being very protective and conservative in Walker's care. That is exactly what he needs. Besides your loving hands of course! Even purchasing him a doggie wheel chair for (hopefully) his recovery period.

Please take heart, we are all here behind you and praying for Walker to recover.

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What a sweet picture of Ranger watching over his Brother! :hp

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Something is wrong! Update 7 Monday
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Prayers still coming for Walker.
As someone mentioned, it takes time for the nerves to heal. Your loving care, the comforts of home, and his brother's companionship, added to all the prayers form the forum will surely help him heal.
Come on, little guy, we're all rooting for you!

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Something is wrong! Update 7 Monday
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JuanitaD wrote:
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Bite someone, Walker, it'll be worth it and no one will hold you responsible. :roll

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However, I am sure Walker is much too sweet to bite someone! :hp
When my Mia herniated her disc and had to undergo surgery I was told by the surgeon (a specialist at the Vet Specialty Hospital in San Diego) that it would take at least 6-9 months to recover and her back injury was not as bad as Walker's. Her disc was just pushing on her spinal cord and she still had bladder control. So give it LOTS of time. A year after her back surgery Mia was walking and pottying normally.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Something is wrong! Update 7 Monday
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Thanks for the update - some reaction is better than none surely, and it sounds like he will do great with a wheelchair, though hopefully not needing it long term. Sending more positive thoughts!

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Something is wrong! Update 7 Monday
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We're still plugging along here. No major changes in Walker except that he seems to be getting some reflexes back and a tiny, tiny, tiny bit of feeling in his back legs.

No big updates, but I did take a few pictures of him today. Your continued thoughts and prayers are cherished.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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Love the first picture! It's like he's saying, "I make a belly band look good!"

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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I like the third one - he's saying 'how long has she been in that shower anyway!!!' And a little bit of reflexes and feeling sounds positive to me? :sun

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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So glad to read an encouraging report, however slight. Continued prayers for Walker and his loving family.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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He looks great to me--- considering the extensive surgery. He seems to be coming along fine. ' Bet the vet would say that, too. It was a big surgery. "Patience is a virtue". It will be hard work for you but you will adjust and get into a routine.
I LOVE the one with him in the sun!

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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Bless his handsome little heart :hp :hp :hp Baby steps for both of you will be good. You really don't want him to be active at this point, and maybe all the rest will really help him to heal. Sending continued prayers and best wishes for all of you. You are awesome cocker owners.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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Wow!

I just read throught 5 pages of posts! Oh my! I'm so sorry that this happened to Walker! How scary! I hope and pray that he continues to heal well and that he makes a full recovery!

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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Oh Walker, you're such a sweet boy and clearly Mommy loves you a lot. The fact that you're showing small signs of progress daily is a good thing. There can be swelling and inflammation after surgery and it takes time for things to normalize again. Our Sophie had spinal surgery for a ruptured disc 3 years ago this month and she's doing great now . She did have permanent damage to the femoral nerve in her rear left leg, so she doesn't have feeling in part of her leg. It takes her longer to squat to do her business because we think she probably doesn't feel quite balanced due to lack of sensation, but she walks, runs and has a happy normal life. It can take quite a while to heal, and you have such a positive attitude that will go a long way towards helping Walker recover. Sending happy thoughts and hugs for you and Walker for a great recovery :hp :hp :hp

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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Saying prayers for Walker! Love the pictures! They made me smile this morning!


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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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Love the photos! Such a handsome boy. :happy Here's hoping every day brings (at least!) a little bit of movement in a positive direction.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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Very positive that he has some slight feeling....the big part of healing will be keeping such a active boy quiet so he can heal. But the positive attitude, and the love and devotion he is getting is surely helping him heal. What a sweet face he has....kisses and hugs to Walker.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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There is probably still a lot of swelling around the spinal chord and once that swelling disipates maybe he will turn the corner and get more feeling back. Sweet boy, Walker, is still in my prayers. Brudder doesn't look all that happy that he can't play with Walker. :sad

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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Vivi asked me for an up-date on Walker. Poor boy though he was rocking that band :joy Vivi says Walker want some ice cream :gig

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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I am glad to hear about Walkers' progress. So true that this soon after surgery there is still inflammation and swelling around the spinal cord. Hang it there, it will take time. I love the picture of him waiting in the bathroom, what a sweet face! :hp

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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Any updates on Walker? I had hoped a little more rest this weekend, would make him improve a bit?
Sending ongoing prayers and well wishes his way. :love

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Monday (new pics)
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Sorry for the lack of updates. We don't have kids, but I imagine this is sort of what it's like to take care of a newborn: They can't tell you what they want or what they're feeling, they poop/pee on you, if you want them in a different spot/different position you have to put them there, etc. Now it seems we're entering the "crawling" phase. He wants to pull himself everywhere. He would drag his hind end all over the house if I'd let him. But naturally, we're trying to keep him contained and calm.

He seems to be gaining a small amount of feeling back as well as a tiny bit of bladder control. He's at least not leaking on himself/me anymore and can hold it until we go outside. When we get outside, right before I start to express his bladder, he will piddle a little on his own. I let him finish doing what he can, and then I take over and get the rest out. As for deep pain, he seems to acknowledge sensation on his left side. His right side he still doesn't feel much, but we'll take anything. The feeling on his back where his incision is seems to be working its way down to his bum. I can't tell you how much I want that nubby to wag. Please give your pups' nubbies a little pinch for me. :hp

He's starting to get back to his old self now. We're thrilled for that. He's squeaking his toys, playing (sort of) with Ranger, and seems to be relatively happy. We're just trying to focus on the now and keeping him happy and calm. He's officially off pain pills and seems to be doing just fine without them. We have been advised to get him swimming. We don't have a pool, but we do have a MASSIVE Jacuzzi tub in our house so he's getting his very own life jacket and we're going swimming today. It should be interesting but since it's non-weight bearing, the surgeon said that swimming is the absolute best physical therapy for him right now.

Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers. They're always appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Update Page 5 Tues pm (pics)
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A few more pictures from our last few days.


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 Post subject: Re: Prayers for Walker! Updated Page 5 Monday new pics
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Thanks for the update, I've been checking regularly! It's got to be good that he's getting some sensation and bladder control back!! :joy :joy And the pictures are good - the new wheels look good! When does Walker get to try them? Does he have to swim lots to build up his muscles first? Still sending prayers for a steady improvement! :love

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Oh my gosh, how scary!! I am glad you took him in that same day, prayers coming your way for a complete recovery!!

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